44th Annual North American Vasa is on February 8th & 9th, 2020
February 08, 2020

Traverse City Skier Finds Healing on the Trails
February 09, 2019

Interlochen Public Radio radio broadcast  A story of loss, recovery and skiing. 

Interlochen Public Radio  Written Story

The 2019 Edition King Vasa Speaks is now available
February 08, 2019

Click on the following link to get the 2019 edition of King Vasa Speaks

Vasa Race Course Reports
February 07, 2019

This morning the Tart groomers issued the following report;  

Grooming Report #32  02/08/19  7:15 am 

Good Morning Ski Badgers,

What a weather rollercoaster ride this has been.  Its keeping the groomers “wide eyed and bushy tailed” thats for sure. :)  After yesterdays quick warm up and rain, this mornings temps have dropped into the teens with about 3” of fresh snow.  Because of the late timing of the freeze and the insulation properties of the new snow we will be out on the trail most of the morning and possibly into the afternoon today.  

Jim just called from the trail where it is 16 degrees and very windy.  He is just about to finish up a complete single roll / compaction of the skate lane on all loops.  Then He and Dave will head out to do a full groom including new tracks on the entire system.  Jim did report wet snow under the surface which will take the rest of the day to firm up and freeze.  

The 43rd annual Vasa Ski and Fat Bike Race Festival is this weekend.  The weather is looking great for winter fun so come on out and enjoy this wonderful local tradition with family and friends.  Timber Ridge is hosting the event again this year so whether your participating or spectating it should be a great experience.  See you out there! :) :) 



February 7, 2019

The entire Vasa trail system was groomed by 7:30 am this morning.  The groomers  renovated the skate lane leaving the existing classic tracks set yesterday.  It was 24 degrees with light east winds while they were on the trail.  Freezing rain was falling at the trailhead  at about 9:30 am. The Vasa trail system has an compacted base of 4 to 6" inchs of ice with a couple of inchs of packed new snow on top of the base.  

Today's temperatures are forecast to warm into the mid 30s by 6:00 pm tonight and then fall below freezing by 10 0'clock tonight. The temperatures will continue dropping to the low teens  by 9AM tomorrow. The freezing rain this afternoon and evening will change to snow as the temperatures drop.

Friday the forecast is for snow showers and breezy conditions with temperatures in the teens. and  snow accumulation of about 1-2 inches

Forecast/Conditions for Saturday: Overnight low of 7F, temperature at start of 8F rising to 14 by noon. Expect packed powder snow, mostly cloudy skies and a 50 percent chance of snow overnight. .  

43rd Annual VASA Volunteer Sign-up
February 06, 2019

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2019 WE Ski Nordic Ski Instruction Program
January 20, 2019

January 04, 2019


Traverse City, MI:

A partnership of the North American Vasa, The Vasa Ski Club and the Professional Ski

Instructors Association will be hosting a weekend of cross country skiing instructional clinics for

all ages and skill levels. The Midwest Nordic Rendezvous will be held at Timber Ridge Resort on

January 4_6th Our professional guest instructor is Emily Lovett from Steamboat Springs,


Clinics will begin on Friday for high school skiers and women. Saturday clinics will be special

classes for Intermediate Skiers, Women and Coaches. Each clinic will specialize in either classic

or freestyle techniques. A free social will be conducted Saturday from 5-6pm which will include

a light meal, refreshments and a talk by Ms. Lovett.

On Sunday January 7th, we will offer four clinics for advanced skiers in both disciplines.

Fees for each clinic range from $10-$40. Registration forms can be obtained at


Online Registration is Open
November 01, 2018

Online Registration is Open Click Here